What it's really like to live in an SB Homes' property - told by Johnny and Sophie

16th October 2018

Our clients Johnny and Sophie explain what it's like to live in an SB Homes' property, in this blog - find out what they love about their brand-new home:

  1. 1. Describe your new home


A modern 3 bedroom, semi-detached property, located in the heart of Slaithwaite.


  1. 2. How long have you lived in this property?


One year


  1. 3. How did you find out about Empire Works?


We regularly walk our dog on the Slaithwaite canal and noticed the development when the first phase was being built.


  1. 4. How long were you searching for a new house when you found Empire Works?


We had seen a property in Bolster Moor but at the time our house wasn’t on the market and the sellers wanted a quick sale – so we put our house up for sale. Unfortunately we didn’t get the house and needed to start shopping around. We viewed a number of properties (new build and old) and actually decided that a new build wasn’t for us and wanted something with a bit more ‘character’.


One morning, when we were walking the dog down the canal, we decided to have a look at the SB Homes development and it was the best decision we ever made.


We instantly fell in love with the properties they were building and knew we needed to buy one – they’re not your ‘typical’ new build. They’re filled with plenty of character! Looking back, not getting the house in Bolster Moor was the best thing that ever happened as it led us to our dream home.


  1. 5. What were the deciding factors when you chose to buy this house?


The flexibility that SB Homes offers. The majority of new builds are all of the same model, all look the same and nothing can be changed. SB Homes took the time to meet with us and help build our dream home around our needs and wants.


  1. 6. What was your buying experience like?


Brilliant. Sophie Byram was extremely approachable and professional. She kept us up to date with the progress of the build and made the whole process very easy.


  1. 7. What do you think to Slaithwaite as an area?


The most up and coming village in Huddersfield. Loads of great bars, restaurants. It really is the place to be.



  1. 8. Would you recommend SB Homes to other people?


Yes. We absolutely love our home and when we eventually decide it’s time to move on, I really hope SB Homes have started work on a new development.